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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2010

Golf: Kaymer wins Abu Dhabi Championship by 1 shot

Associated Press

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Germany's Martin Kaymer tees off at the fourth hole during the final round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

KARL JEFFS | Associated Press

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Martin Kaymer has birdied the 18th hole to win the Abu Dhabi Championship, earning the title for the second time in three years with a one-shot victory over Ian Poulter.

The German sank the 2-foot putt for his sixth birdie in a 6-under 66 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club to total 21-under 267. It was Kaymer's fifth European Tour victory and a repeat of his Abu Dhabi victory in 2008.

Poulter of England finished with a 66 after missing a 15-foot birdie putt to force a playoff. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy was third at 269 after a 67.